Blaize of glory

BY Claire Hamilton in Artsy |

The art of burlesque's been enjoying a revival in the US for years - but do you know where it all began? Britain's answer to Dita Von Teese - Immodesty Blaize - is about to tell us in a brand new feature film coming to these shores in March. Burlesque Undressed opens a window into the glamorous world of the showgirl, and features interviews with artistes from the 1950s and 1960s, including Dixie Evans (who was known as 'The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque'). From the ... Read More
  Hold the tea and scones! Fans of the great British comedian Jennifer Saunders (who's featured in Bust in the past) will be devastated to hear that her Tv show Clatterford has been cancelled by the BBC. The series - which is called Jam and Jerusalem in the UK, and was screened on BBC America - tells the tale of a group of women in rural south west England, who are members of the Women's Guild. The Women's Institute is an icon of British life, and whilst it's ... Read More
   We all know there is no such thing as normal - but this new book which explores what it's like to be the parent of a disabled child makes me realize that there are so many different ways to be a family, yet the 'system' only really recognizes one. 'My Baby Rides the Short Bus' is a book that deserves a wide audience. There are so many emotions which all parents share, but especially in a country where health care isn't free, the hoops parents of ... Read More
Live in the San Pedro area and looking for something cool to do?  Well check out this cool show…30 Years of Pin-Up 1927 - 1957 Fashion Show at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010, which is being presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Grand Vision Foundation. The event starts at 5pm and guests will be treated to an elegant silhouette fashion show with live piano music (pretty swank!)  They will also ... Read More
Okkervil River took a break from their year long lull in touring to perform with Levon Helm at the NYC venue Terminal 5 last week. Seeing Okkervil as an opening band can be disappointing because their sets are over in what feels like seconds, and even when the band is headlining a performance there is never enough time once you’re immersed in their songs and the stories within them. The band took the stage at 8pm on the dot and played a solid forty-five ... Read More
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